Hear I am sending my sincere holiday wishes to Creators, Contributors and Members of RBC.
2008 has been a great year for me and I am hoping it was great for all of you too.
I became a member to RBC in 2008 and gained a good knowledge from you guys, not only on recruiting but in general aspects of life as well.
Now, it gives me a great feeling of to announce that I am an active member of RBC and I will continue to be for a long long time.
Well, that's it isn't it? Work for 2008 just about done. What a year it has been..... changes, growth, finding a voice and confidence in the world and learnt by the bucket load.
I've found this blogosphere and am really enjoying contributing and learning from peers and industry experts, not just from my chosen field, but for life in general, I am constantly amazed at the information available through this wonderful medium.
In January, many people welcome the New Year with a list of resolutions including a promise to improve their professional lives.
In addition to losing weight and spending more time with family, many people will vow to improve their professional lives in the coming year. According to research, one of the top 10 most popular New Year's resolutions is job-related. However, in the busy months that follow, many of these goals are forgotten and never achieved. Here are 10 keys you need to… Continue
Added by Kunal on December 23, 2008 at 3:47pm —
I often advise candidates on targeting their answers in a job interview. But sometimes this gets misinterpreted. It's something hiring managers will complain about occasionally, "I think the candidate was just telling me what I want to hear." Avoiding that seems to be a very slippery slope, and a very fine line when trying to do your best in a job interview.
It is always a good idea to ask the interviewer what they feel are the most important qualifications to have in…
Great topic and great posts thus far, here are some things I think are essentials...
1) Being Proactive versus reactive - you must guide your candidate and client through the process and talk about things like other interviews and counteroffers long before those things come up. Get up front contracts with your candidates and clients on common struggling points- if you have the same thing repeatedly costing you from success- you MUST learn and keep that from happening by proactively… Continue
We provide staff augmentation for Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States. We specialize in custom recruiting for specific technical, industry skills and focus on providing a individual that can impact the revenue growth of a company far beyond their initial technical skills they posses. We look for a match between the employer and that candidate. We go far beyond just the technical skills the person provides or the technical environment that the… Continue
While it is the end of the year and it is natural for us to look at the calendar year ahead, I believe a few things are important in the recruitment process. First are my comments that are directly related to the blog post.
The big take away for me is the fact that recruiting must be a collaborative conversation… Continue
Added by Recruiterdude on December 23, 2008 at 9:08am —
I look for and see the "ghosts" in the systems.
I listen for and hear the silence in the noise.
I approach each and every job pretty much the same way organizationally.
I am extremely proactive.
I try to keep things simple. “There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard.” ~ Sun… Continue
Robert Greenleaf, former Director of Management Research at AT&T, noted that:
The servant-leader is servant first...It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first, perhaps of the need to assuage an unusual power drive or to acquire material possessions.
In recruiting, and I've noticed that this occurs both on the… Continue
I've been thinking about this a bit, wanting to do a decent job at this, and not sound too big headed, which for those who know me will know it is tough for me to do, I have a great ego. I know there is no "i" in team, but there is a HUGE "ME" :)
1) I care, cliche? But what do I care about? My candidates? yes (within reason), my company? yes, its brand? yes, the viability of the EVP I'm selling? yes, the quality of the hires I (and my team) make? yes, my own Personal… Continue
If you were looking for a way to do a bit of "giving" during this holiday season, here's something you might want to think about:
Xerox (full disclosure: I am an ex-Xeroid) is sponsoring a site that will print and send a holiday card to servicemen and women. You can just pick out the card that most appeals to you (they are desgined by school kids and are wonderful) and pick one of the draft messages or create your own, and they will print the card and send it.
What makes me a smart recruiter is my ability to find a needle in a haystack; my ability to see the big picture; my communication skills (receiving & sending); my people skills; my persistence; my perspective; my creativity; my flexibility; my technical expertise and my business acumen. Also, what has helped me the most in recruiting and in life, has been working on my weaknesses (i.e. whether it be by working with a client; developing better search techniques; or by playing different… Continue
The number one thing that makes me a smart recruiter is I Love What I do!
I Love being the one to fill the hard to fill positions
I Love being the one who found someone a job that really needed it
I Love being the subject matter expert for the hiring manangers and or clients of mine
I Love all the hard work I have put in over the years
I Love working with integrity
I Love not being afraid of being layed off because no matter what I will survive. I work hard,… Continue